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#1. Sentimentalists are they who seek to enjoy without incurring the Immense Debtorship for a thing done. - Author: George Meredith
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#2. A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are. - Author: George Meredith
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#3. Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream. - Author: George Meredith
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#4. But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see. - Author: George Meredith
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#5. Poetry is talking on tiptoe. - Author: George Meredith
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#6. Bring the army of the faithful through. - Author: George Meredith
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#7. Behold the life at ease; it drifts, The sharpened life commands its course. - Author: George Meredith
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#8. The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war. - Author: George Meredith
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#9. For singing till his heaven fills,
'Tis love of earth that he instills,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup,
And he the wine which over flows
To lift us with him as he goes. - Author: George Meredith
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#10. Caricature is rough truth. - Author: George Meredith
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#11. The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it. - Author: George Meredith
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#12. She poured a little social sewage into his ears. - Author: George Meredith
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#13. The song seraphically free Of taint of personality, So pure that it salutes the suns The voice of one for millions, In whom the millions rejoice For giving their one spirit voice. - Author: George Meredith
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#14. A house with a great wine stored below lives in our imagination as a joyful house, fast and splendidly rooted in the soil. - Author: George Meredith
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#15. Chance works for us when we are good captains. - Author: George Meredith
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#16. Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life. - Author: George Meredith
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#17. Heiresses are never jilted. - Author: George Meredith
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#18. Kissing don't last: cookery do ! - Author: George Meredith
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#19. George Eliot has the heart of Sappho; but the face, with the long proboscis, the protruding teeth of the Apocalyptic horse, betrayed animality. - Author: George Meredith
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#20. Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself. - Author: George Meredith
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#21. Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law. - Author: George Meredith
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#22. Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. - Author: George Meredith
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#23. Earth, the mother of all, Moves on her stedfast way, Gathering, flinging, sowing. Mortals, we live in her day, She in her children is growing. - Author: George Meredith
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#24. As we to the brutes, poets are to us. - Author: George Meredith
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#25. It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him - Author: George Meredith
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#26. Don't just count your years, make your years count. - Author: George Meredith
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#27. A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave. - Author: George Meredith
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#28. Lovely are the curves of the white owl sweeping
Wavy in the dusk lit by one large star.
Lone on the fir-branch, his rattle-note unvaried,
Brooding o'er the gloom, spins the brown eve-jar. - Author: George Meredith
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#29. Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay. - Author: George Meredith
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#30. The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures. - Author: George Meredith
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#31. Faith works miracles. At least it allows time for them. - Author: George Meredith
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#32. I've studied men from my topsy-turvy Close, and I reckon, rather true. Some are fine fellows: some, right scurvy; Most, a dash between the two. - Author: George Meredith
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#33. Among the Diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: "an unusual combination," in the deliberate syllables of one of the writers, who is, however, not disposed to personal irony when speaking of her. - Author: George Meredith
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#34. See ye not, Courtesy is the true Alchemy, turning to gold all it touches and tries? - Author: George Meredith
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#35. Friendship, I fancy, means one heart between two. - Author: George Meredith
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#36. Woman's reason is in the milk of her breasts. - Author: George Meredith
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#37. Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting: So were it with me if forgetting could be willed. Tell the grassy hollow that holds the bubbling well-spring, Tell it to forget the source that keeps it filled. - Author: George Meredith
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#38. That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense! - Author: George Meredith
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#39. We never know what's in us till we stand by ourselves (George Meredith, ORF) - Author: George Meredith
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#40. Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harsher blows, make acute and balanced observers. - Author: George Meredith
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#41. Each one of an affectionate couple may be willing, as we say, to die for each other, yet unwilling to utter the agreeable word at the right moment - Author: George Meredith
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#42. It's past parsons to console us: No, nor no doctor fetch for me: I can die without my bolus; Two of a trade, lass, never agree! Parson and Doctor!
don't they love rarely Fighting the devil in other men's fields! Stand up yourself and match him fairly: Then see how the rascal yields! - Author: George Meredith
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#43. Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life! - Author: George Meredith
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#44. And if I drink oblivion of a day, / So shorten I the stature of my soul. - Author: George Meredith
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#45. The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. - Author: George Meredith
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#46. Comedy is a game played to throw reflections upon social life, and it deals with human nature in the drawing-room of civilized men and women, where we have no dust of the struggling outer world, no mire, no violent crashes, to make the correctness of the representation convincing. - Author: George Meredith
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#47. I know him, February's thrush, And loud at eve he valentines On sprays that paw the naked bush Where soon will sprout the thorns and bines. - Author: George Meredith
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#48. We are betrayed by what is false within - Author: George Meredith
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#49. Could I find a place to be alone with heaven,
I would speak my heart out heaven is my need. - Author: George Meredith
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#50. Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl. - Author: George Meredith
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#51. Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. - Author: George Meredith
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#52. My religion of life is always to be cheerful. - Author: George Meredith
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#53. A dainty rogue in porcelain - Author: George Meredith
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#54. A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. - Author: George Meredith
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#55. They were plighted; they were one eternally; they could not be parted. She listened gravely, conceiving the infinity as a narrow dwelling where a voice droned and ceased not. However, she listened. She became an attentive listener. - Author: George Meredith
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#56. When I was quite a boy I had a spasm of religion which lasted six weeks ... But I never since have swallowed the Christian fable. - Author: George Meredith
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#57. The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay. - Author: George Meredith
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#58. Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose. - Author: George Meredith
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#59. Full lasting is the song, though he, / The singer, passes. - Author: George Meredith
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#60. There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by. - Author: George Meredith
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#61. I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. - Author: George Meredith
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#62. How many a thing which we cast to the ground, When others pick it up, becomes a gem! - Author: George Meredith
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#63. Memoirs are the backstairs of history. - Author: George Meredith
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#64. She [Comedy] it is who proposes the correcting of pretentiousness, of inflation, of dulness, and of the vestiges of rawness and grossness to be found among us. She is the ultimate civilizer, the polisher, a sweet cook. - Author: George Meredith
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#65. The sun is coming down to earth, and the fields and the waters shout to him golden shouts. - Author: George Meredith
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#66. There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by. - Author: George Meredith
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#67. We know the degree of refinement in people by the matter they laugh at and the ring of the laugh. - Author: George Meredith
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#68. Prepare, You lovers, to know Love a thing of moods: Not like hard life, of laws. - Author: George Meredith
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#69. A woman who is not quite a fool will forgive your being but a man, if you are surely that ... - Author: George Meredith
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#70. Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious. - Author: George Meredith
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#71. O have a care of natures that are mute! - Author: George Meredith
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#72. The well of true wit is truth itself. - Author: George Meredith
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#73. What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature. - Author: George Meredith
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#74. The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong. - Author: George Meredith
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#75. She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won! - Author: George Meredith
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#76. God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman! - Author: George Meredith
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#77. Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. - Author: George Meredith
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#78. Lowly, with a broken neck, The crocus lays her cheek to mire. - Author: George Meredith
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#79. Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. - Author: George Meredith
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#80. The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. - Author: George Meredith
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#81. Speech is the small change of silence. - Author: George Meredith
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#82. Prayer for worldly goods is worse than fruitless, but prayer for strength of soul is that passion of the soul which catches the gift it seeks. - Author: George Meredith
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#83. Published memoirs indicate the end of a man's activity, and that he acknowledges the end. - Author: George Meredith
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#84. The man who has no mind of his own lends it to the priests. - Author: George Meredith
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